Friday, March 21, 2014

fashion friday- one dress three ways

Spring is a tricky time of year when it comes to fashion- you can't break out those summer clothes and its a little too warm for winter outfits! So today I'm sharing a little inspiration to wear a summer dress 3 different ways for all that "in between" spring weather.

Let me first say that in my daily life I have no place that I would actually wear a cute summer dress. I am a self employed artist living in a small town on the Oregon Coast! Much of my daily routine is painting in the studio, working at home on the computer, running errands and spending lots of family time outside and at the beach. Once in while get dressed up and go out but overall, my wardrobe is more about comfort and versatility.

While I don't have any reason to get dressed up, I do still like to buy dresses and wear them as a tunic or as a casual layer in my outfits. I bought this cute little lace dress at Ross for $9.99 and thought it would be a great piece for spring layering.

This look is not for everyone but I pretty much live in some kind of variation of this combo: a tunic with a flannel shirt, jeans and a baseball hat! If we are blessed with a sunny day I'll wear sandals, it not I'll wear Vans. This outfit can easily can easily take me from working in the studio to heading outside to play.

Hat- Billabong (last year), Flannel- Target, Camo Jacket- Forever 21 (last year), Jeans- no idea!

sweater- Old Navy, leggings- Ross (last year), cut off jean vest- Old Navy, boots- Ugg (last year)

Spring on the Oregon Coast is cold and rainy which means I still wear a lot of winter clothing. On chilly days I always wear a tunic with a light weight sweater on top, leggings and my favorite rubber boots. Another look that can take me from the painting in the studio to walking through tide pools!

hat- Forever 21, Kimono- Forever 21, Socks- Free people, Boots- Clarks (2010), jewelry- gifts from the hubs

When the sun comes out I will actually wear a skirt or dress but I keep things relaxed and baggy with light layers. I like wearing flowy kimono cover ups or baggy sweaters over the top of a dress. And a pair of boots with knee high socks keeps your legs just warm enough!

Then there are days when I throw caution to the wind and just mix all my favorites up into an outfit!


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